Pedal Poll/Sondo Vélo is a chance to evaluate the state of cycling in our communities. Together we get a “snapshot” of what cycling looks like in communities across Canada, at the same time and the same way, year over year.
Sondo Vélo/Pedal Poll is open to everyone. We invite and encourage everyone to participate and count people on bikes. In our Focus Communities. VCB works with local organisations and individuals to establish a more systematic approach to the count. We work to identify the important cycling routes for that community, identify specific locations on those routes, and then create a count schedule for volunteers to cover a full day of counting.
In 2021 there were 14 Focus Communities VCB partnered with. But volunteers were counting in 68 communities across the country. Pedal Poll/Sondo Vélo has now grown to 30 Focus Communities. Increasing the number of Focus Communities will give everyone a better picture of cycling in Canada for 2022. The results of 2022 will also help grow Pedal Poll/Sondo Vélo in 2023 and beyond.
The data collected, whether in a Focus Community or not, helps build the case for more, and better, cycling infrastructure. The data is there for everyone to use to advocate for access to safe cycling choices for everyone, everywhere.
You can be a part of this by signing up to help out with Pedal Poll/Sondo Vélo.